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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:34 AM
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Jindal Says He’s Not Interested in No. 2 Spot With McCain
Source: Fox News

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Wednesday he does not want to be considered as vice president on the GOP ticket, making him among a growing number of those pulling themselves out of the race.

” I look forward to continuing to be governor of Louisiana. This is a once in a lifetime chance to improve our state. We’ve cut six taxes but we’ve got a lot more work to do right here in Louisiana,” Jindal told “FOX & Friends” on Wednesday.

Jindal said he did not have any inside information to disclose about speculation that John McCain could make a decision this week on his pick for the No. 2 spot.

“I’ve never talked to the senator about the vice presidency or his thoughts on selecting the vice president. I would certainly be surprised if they made a decision this week, but that’s entirely up to the senator and his campaign. They’ll make that decision I think when they’re ready,” he said.


Read more: http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/07/23/jindal-says-hes... /



Why go down with the Titanic, when there'll be another boat coming along four years from now?
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:35 AM
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1. Piyush doesn't want it? Too young to go down with the Titanic? Wants to
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 11:36 AM by wienerdoggie
preserve his future political viability? The Exorcist is smarter than I thought. Rats.
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kay1864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:56 AM
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2. Like the GOP would have allowed McBush to choose a furriner anyway
Still hoping for Charlie Crist! :bounce:
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:52 PM
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24. they'd allow him to choose a gay man?
oh excuse me-HE'S GETTING MARRIED

:rofl:
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kay1864 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 09:04 AM
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25. Shhhhhhhh...
Let's let 'em find out after he's got the VP slot :P

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erpowers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:03 PM
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3. I Always Knew It Would Not Be Jindal
I knew it would not be Jindal because Mary Landrieu's brother, Mitch Landrieu, is the Lt. Governor of the state and Mary Landrieu is up for reelection this year. Mitch like his sister is a Democrat and if he were allowed to be governor he would be in a great position to help his sister win reelection. In addition, Mitch along with some other state Democrats would have been able to work at building the Democratic Party in Louisiana. I realize the Democrats can build the party while out of the Governor's mansion, but it would be a great deal easier if they are in the Governor's mansion. In addition, having Jindal as the VP would put the Republican in the position of having to fight to regain a state for which they had already won control. I knew there was no way the Republicans would give up the state to the Landrieu's on just the hope that McCain would be elected. They would have just been giving up too much to gain too little. I have always thought Jindal was a test of the waters to see if someone else like Condi Rice could be the VP. My thinking was if Republicans could accept Jindal than they would most definitely accept Condi Rice. I thought the Republican chose to play things this way in the hopes that if Barak Obama did not pick a women John McCain could pick a women and then say "see I am the candidate of women".
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:05 PM
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4. At the risk of sounding cocky. He doesn't want to be in a losing ticket. n/t
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:07 PM
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5. Jindal: I will not be VP
Source: CNN.com

(CNN) — Has Bobby Jindal ruled out being John McCain's running mate?

One day after it was revealed the presumptive Republican presidential candidate was slated to hold a closed-door meeting with the 37-year old governor, Jindal told Fox News there is no way he will fill the bottom half of the GOP presidential ticket.

"I'm not going to be the vice presidential nominee or vice president," Jindal said. "I'm going to help Senator McCain get elected, as governor of Louisiana."

"Let me be clear: I have said in every private and public conversation, I've got the job that I want," Jindal also said.



Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com /



No May-December affair for McCain.
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:07 PM
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6. one flat earther down, three to go.
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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:07 PM
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23. Which three? Isn't Sarah Palin out due to a scadal? nt
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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:24 PM
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26. oh hell, probably 30% of the GOP are flat earthers
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cobalt1999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:07 PM
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7. Meaning...
I don't want to destroy my rising political career by tying myself to a doomed campaign.
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:07 PM
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10. He's doing a fine enough job of destroying that career all by himself
His dealings with the state legislature these past few months have been nothing short of suicidal.
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LSparkle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:07 PM
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8. Bomb Bomb is going to get stuck with Mittens ...
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 04:53 PM by LSparkle
I think he's dreading having to ask him but it's looking
more and more like that'll be the ticket. (Willard is
actively campaigning to be VP so there'd be no chance
HE'd turn it down.)
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:07 PM
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9. piyush is scum of the earth, snake in the grass liar
He would have accepted the VP slot if offered like a bourbon street whore taking a 50 dollar tip. His "I will not be VP" means that mccain says not this time sunny boy.

Piyush is the slimiest politician in America today and most likelly has every desire to keep that title for a long, long time. Never expect him to answer a direct question about anything. But, he's done a great job of pissing off the state legislature.
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:07 PM
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12. Your post is just damn insultive.....
how do you think Slime feel being compared to Piyush Jindal?
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BOSSHOG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:07 PM
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14. If you put me over your knee and spank me will I be forgiven?
Slime, please accept my heartfelt apologies.
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not fooled Donating Member (553 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 11:03 PM
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22. Links???
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 11:03 PM by not fooled
Puh-leeze??

I would love to see reportage detailing lil Bobby's political antics. Not surprised to hear that he's a sleaze, which I suspected just by hearing of his ardent conservatism, meteoric rise to power, and insane religious kookery.

I just hope that his career derails before he is able to do any more damage. WTF is the matter with the people of Louisiana??? :puke:
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 02:46 PM
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28. Tons of it just lately, when he tried to trade a legislative pay raise for school vouchers
then had to back off the pay raise when the media and the right generally screamed bloody murder.

http://blogofneworleans.com/blog/2008/06/26/how-bobbys-...

Early in the session — very early in the session — several key lawmakers met face-to-face with Jindal to discuss the pay raise idea. They wanted to know up front if he was going to oppose it publicly or veto it, because if either scenario occurred they didn't want to waste time and political capital voting for a highly controversial measure, one they knew would draw voters' ire, only to have him shoot it down. They reasoned correctly that they wanted Jindal to "hang" with them on this one, or else no one should hang at all.

In that meeting, which occurred in very late March or very early April, Jindal promised he would not oppose the raise — but in return, he secured a promise that lawmakers would pass his voucher ("scholarship") bill....

Later, when the bill became hotter than anyone anticipated, Jindal apparently dispatched his chief of staff, Timmy Teepell, with a message that the governor would veto the raise because it was too big (at least, that was the official excuse). At that point, House Speaker Jim Tucker countered with a threat against Jindal's "reform" agenda — the voucher bill. Obviously, a whole lot of folks don't consider vouchers a "reform," and it's interesting that Jindal never fully identified which bills were being held "hostage" as a result of Tucker’s threat....

Here’s the kicker: Badon’s voucher bill cleared its last legislative hurdle on June 18, a day after Jindal announced he would not veto the pay raise.
(only to do just that days later -Ed.)

A blog post, to be sure, but Clancy DuBos is the political writer for the Gambit, New Orleans' free weekly (and far from a flaming lefty, unlike most altie press political writers).


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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:07 PM
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15. Hi, LynneSin. Where have you been keeping yourself? GD:P?
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JBShakes Donating Member (79 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:07 PM
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11. Perhaps...
He found out that VP duties don't generally include helping with exorcisms.

That'd be a dealbreaker for me, too.
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boomerbust Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:07 PM
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13. G I Joe
Will be his only pick remaining.
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:07 PM
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16. Maybe Alfred E Newman???
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margotb822 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:07 PM
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17. Anything is "May" compared to McCain n/t
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:07 PM
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18. "Hip hip Hoooooray!" - Americans against Homelanders
eom
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IntravenousDemilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:07 PM
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19. Of course, even if he is McCain's running mate, that is a true statement. n/m
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balantz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:07 PM
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20. My silly prediction
The fascists will give McCain a massive heart attack and Jindal will be selected as GOP nominee at their convention.
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BlueStater Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:47 PM
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21. The idea of him as McCain's running mate is a joke.
A 37 year old whose only executive experience is six months as governor? Add to the fact that he'll be the vice president to a mentally and physically unstable guy in his 70s? Scary.

And I don't think the people of Louisiana will appreciate him abandoning them so quickly.
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boilinmad Donating Member (243 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-24-08 12:35 PM
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27. Besides...
...he is a Muslim, isn't he? ( just starting a typical republican smear campaign here. Couldn't resist)
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